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  • Minnesota corn planting progress "picks up steam"
    Minnesota farmers made good progress planting between rain showers during the week ending April 24, 2016. In this article by David Nicolai, learn more about how soil temperature and moisture affect early corn growth, and what problems to watch for. This article also covers the risks of tilling wet soil, and the window to plant later in the spring.
  • Warm Weather Conditions Favor Rapid Planting and Guidelines for Corn Planting
    News Release by Dave Nicolai, Extension Educator
  • Spring is Here?
    News Release from Nathan Winter
  • 2015 Nicollet County Land Rent Survey Results Available
    "The 2015 Land Rent Survey for Nicollet County was conducted in November 2015 and serves as tool to observe trends in local land rent prices. During this period of lower market prices, it is important for landowners and tenants to develop fair rental agreements in order to protect their operations and profit potential. 111 land owners anonymously responded by stating their township and acreage, 2015 cash rent, 2016 cash rent and percent of parcel with adequate drainage. Survey results totaled 19,722.25 acres with a 2015 average rent of $241.13 and a 2016 acreage rent of $235.27; a 2.62% decrease in rent value from 2015-2016."
  • Preserve Your Harvest
    Explore the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website to find information when preserving food.
  • Crunching Corn and Soybean Budgets 2016
    The 2016 corn and soybean budgets look unprofitable at projected input costs and current market prices available. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $5.00 range for corn and $11.50 to $12.50 range for soybeans for 2016. For further information, read this article.
  • Farmland and mentor matching website launched by MDA
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the creation of Minnesota Farm Link, a web-based tool designed to link farmers and farmland.
  • Taking a Good Soil Sample
    Soil test analysis data collected from a field or garden can be no better than the sample. Therefore, proper collection of the soil sample is extremely important. Keep reading for great tips about how to get just such a sample.
  • Financial Planning Resources Available to MN Poultry Producers
    As Minnesota responds to the devastating Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu outbreak, poultry producers have resources available.
  • 2014 Nicollet County Land Rent Survey Results
    More than 100 landowners responded to a survey to share 2014 cash rent, 2015 cash rent and percentage of parcel with adequate drainage. To see the results, click on the headline above.

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